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Bret Jensen

With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Bret Jensen brings success as an investor and entrepreneur to TheStreet Real Money Pro team. As the chief investment strategist at Simplified Asset Management between 2008-2011, Jensen’s small long/short hedge fund was in the top 5% of long/short hedge funds for total return in its first full year (2009) as ranked by Hedgeco fund database. He currently acts as corporate secretary for Florida Alternative Investment Association, which encompasses more than 100 managers managing more than $30 billion in assets under management. 

Jensen specializes in value and GARP investing, along with simple options strategies like covered call trades. He is passionate about teaching others how to achieve financial independence at a relatively young age like he did. 

He has been a Real Money and Real Money Pro contributor for TheStreet team since 2012. His coverage focuses primarily on sector coverage, stock trading ideas, options trading, and macroeconomic trends. Fun fact about Jensen: he became a professional poker player at the age of 18 before turning his attention to investing. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

Signs of a Downturn Continue to Grow

With credit criteria tightening and delinquency rates rising, the consumer is going to be increasingly hard pressed to drive the economy.

'Sell In May and Go Away' Rarely Has Been More Appropriate Advice

The combination of little earnings growth, a deeply inverted yield curve and a likely credit crunch ahead makes it a good time to take a break from trading.

This Trade Is Fit for a Marathon

Here's an options trade for Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

These Three Small-Cap Stocks Deliver

They all reported better-than-expected first quarter results this week.

Take a Look Under the Microscope at These Two Biopharma Stocks

I've noticed that biotech has been one area of strength lately.

Bye for Now

As always, good to sit in for Doug Kass on this Tuesday. Devon Energy  drops 3%, despite a better-than-expected first-quarter report on forward spending guidance. Markets just a touch toward close, but otherwise a sedate trading session. Tomorrow, w...

Markets, Powell and Budget Talks

With less than an hour of trading left today, the indexes largely haven't budged from where they were five hours ago. A new Gallup poll shows Fed Chairman Powell with only a 36% confidence level in regards to being able to do the right thing regardi...

This Market Is Slow as Molasses

Movement in the major indexes continues to be as slow as molasses in the wintertime, and there's little momentum in either direction since the early open. Boeing is up 1% percent as it bags a 300 plane order from Ryanair for its 737 line. Boeing's 7...

Reactions to Several Earnings Reports

The market is a lot like watching paint dry today. The major indexes were close to where they opened earlier. Investors seem content to sit on their hands until CPI (consumer price index) comes out tomorrow, which will be followed by the monthly PPI...

Weakness in Regional Banks

As anticipated, it has been a somewhat directionless market in the first hour of trading. All the major indexes are sporting small losses early in today's trading session. Oil continues its recent slide and is getting near the $72/barrel level. Amon...

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